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Five of the schools in the area with accounting and financial management programs are for-profit colleges. One of the schools focuses primarily on awarding associate degrees. Of the last six, five are expensive private colleges. But the top school in the area is noted for its affordability and comparable graduation rate. Based on tuition and graduation rate, the following school is the top school in the Indianapolis area for accounting and financial management:
- Winner : Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a large, public research university. It is a noted up and coming school. The school offers a bachelor's and a master's degree related to accounting and financial management.
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School Info Chart
|Category||Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis|
|Rankings||#7 in Up-and-Coming Schools (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$8,909 (in-state), $30,089 (out-of-state)*|
|Accounting and Financial Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Accounting and Financial Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||672**|
|Most Popular Accounting and Financial Management Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||42%**|
|Noteworthy||Business program places a special emphasis on learning through experience***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
- Business schools has long standing ties with various schools in locales such as Brazil and Mongolia
- Top companies have a history of searching Kelley School of Business for future recruits
- An extensive alumni network: over 100,000 graduates in businesses across the country
Originally founded at Indiana University in 1920, the Kelley School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. With campuses in both Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN, the Kelley School of Business is home to over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Students in the School of Business can complete programs such as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business with either a major in accounting or finance, a Master of Science in Accounting or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a major in either accounting or finance.
The Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting Major requires basic business courses in accounting, economics and marketing, international business courses and the capstone experience, which focuses on business decisions and administrative policy. Students pursuing a major in accounting are required to complete courses in taxation, auditing, cost accounting and computer accounting systems.
The Bachelor of Science in Business - Finance Major also requires students to complete basic business requirements, international business courses and the capstone experience. Required finance courses include investments and management strategies, while electives may cover banking, financial management and corporate finance. Students may complete an area of specialization within the major by taking courses in accounting or real estate.
The Master of Science in Accounting helps fulfill the 150-credit-hours needed to become a Certified Public Accountant in most states. The master's degree is a 30- credit-hour program. The program can be completed in less than two years part-time and is designed for students with previous academic accounting experience in financial management, cost accounting, economics, financial accounting and marketing. Coursework may include taxation, business law, auditing, federal taxes and data management, as well as an internship for credit.
The Master of Business Administration - Accounting Major can take three years to complete during the evening. It consists of 51-credit-hours of study, with 30 hours comprised of core business courses in subjects such as financial management, economics, international business, accounting and business law. The remaining 21-credit-hours include elective courses as well as specialization courses for accounting majors, like auditing, federal income tax and financial accounting.
The Master of Business Administration - Finance Major requires the completion of business core courses and allows for 21-credit-hours of specialization and electives. All finance majors must complete a course in either asset valuation or the capital market and may choose additional coursework including corporate finance, equity, derivatives, budgeting, investments and international finance.